Starting out on a new wellness journey can be both incredibly exciting and a little overwhelming. Though the benefits of CBD are becoming more widely known throughout the world, many people still have questions about the nature of CBD and how it can meet their unique needs.
If you have found yourself interested in taking the plunge into the world of CBD but would like more information before you get started, allow us to provide a little more clarity. Read below as we answer some of the most commonly asked questions surrounding CBD in order to help you get the most out of your new experience.
1. What, Exactly, Is CBD Oil?
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a non-intoxicating but incredibly therapeutic chemical compound that is produced by the hemp cannabis plant. When someone mentions CBD oil, they are simply referring to the substance extracted from the plant itself. Unlike THC-rich products such as cannabis, CBD oil offers amazing benefits for your mind and body without unwanted psychoactive effects. This makes CBD oil a great option for users who are looking to reduce stress, pain, inflammation, insomnia, and much more while enjoying clear-headed results.
2. How Can You Take CBD?
There are many ways to take CBD and experience its incredible healing, relieving, and calming properties. Some individuals find that some methods work better than others, and how you take CBD can depend on individual preferences. Some common methods include ingestion, oil tinctures, vaping, pastes, beauty products, and creams. Our most recommended ways to take CBD are:
CBD Oil Tincture – CBD oil tinctures are one of the most popular methods for taking CBD. Simply drop the CBD tincture or oil directly under the tongue for sublingual application, and hold for a minimum of 30 seconds for maximum absorption before swallowing.
CBD Ointment Creams – CBD ointment creams are an excellent option for individuals who need topical relief for rashes, pain, or inflammation. Simply massage the recommended amount into the skin for fast and effective topical relief.
Ingesting – Ingesting is a fast, convenient, and enjoyable way to experience the benefits of CBD. Many people include CBD in their morning cup of coffee, or create tasty snacks or candies such as CBD gummies for fast, effective, and delicious treats.
3. What Should I Look for When Purchasing CBD Oil?
When it comes to your health and wellness, it’s important to be on the lookout for the best products for your needs. When choosing quality CBD oil, it is important to know exactly what you’re getting by familiarizing yourself with the company’s lab reports. Any company selling quality CBD oil will be able to back up their claims of purity and authenticity with solid evidence via lab reports.
At Essential Health, we ensure the quality of our CBD oils by requiring every batch of oil to complete a series of testing through third-party labs. If you would like to view the lab results for your CBD bottle, feel free to visit our batch lookup here.
4. How Can I Find My Dosage?
CBD works best when it is slowly introduced into the body, meaning that your recommended dosage may take some time to find. Generally, we recommend starting with just 5mg of CBD oil (about half of a dropper) twice daily, and then increasing the dosage by 5-25mg every 2-4 weeks until you experience the desired effects and benefits.
For more help on starting off with CBD oil and finding your correct dosage, please visit our helpful blog article here.
5. Does CBD Get You High?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions surrounding CBD oil, and the short answer is simply: No.
Alone, CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, and by law, products that you purchase through retailers or online stores must contain less than 0.3% THC, which will not result in any detectable effects on your psyche.
6. What are the Differences Between Broad Spectrum, Full Spectrum, and CBD Isolate?
While on your search for CBD oil, you likely have stumbled upon terms such as full spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolate. Understanding the difference between these three major types of CBD products is important in choosing the right product that is best for your unique needs.
Broad Spectrum CBD – Broad Spectrum refers to CBD oil products that are THC-free but still contain multiple cannabinoids and terpenes produced by its source plant. This CBD option still offers benefits for the entourage effect and can be a great option for users who are sensitive to THC, or who are wary about using products with THC.
Full Spectrum CBD – Full Spectrum CBD oil one of the most popular choices for CBD products by users, as it is considered to be one of the most effective and therapeutic options available on the market. This CBD oil option contains all the therapeutic compounds found in its source plant with nothing removed.
CBD Isolate – CBD Isolate is, as its name suggests, a product where all other compounds have been removed, thus isolating the CBD for a pure product. While CBD isolate is another option for users who want to avoid THC, they are missing out on the therapeutic benefits of additional natural terpenes and cannabinoids found in their source plant.
7. Can I Give CBD to My Pet?
As more users become familiar with CBD products and its many benefits, some individuals may want to share those relieving properties with their furry friends. Though some claim to have experienced success with giving their cats or dogs CBD oil, the fact of the matter is that there are still limited studies regarding the effects of CBD in animals. If you would like to give your pet CBD oil, we recommend visiting our blog post dedicated to this topic here to view our recommendations and stance on this subject.
Still Looking for Answers?
As the benefits of CBD become more widely known, the demands for more information have become more insistent as users search for more natural ways to find relief. If you still have questions regarding the use of CBD in your daily routine, or if you would like to learn more about our CBD products, please feel free to browse our many informational articles on our blog, our FAQ page, or leave us a comment down below and we will be happy to provide a little more clarity for you throughout your journey!